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Focus announces multiple new Warhammer games


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Focus is also pleased to extend their journey with two long-time partners: Passtech Games for the development of a new IP in an indie vein, and Streum On Studio for a new shooter in one of the most popular Games Workshop IPs.


Gasket Games are a cross-platform game development company based in Vancouver and comprised of former team members from Relic Entertainment (Dawn of War, Company of Heroes) and Blackbird Interactive (Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak). They will leverage their passion, talent, and more than fifteen years of experience making strategy games in the development of a brand-new Games Workshop title in a rich universe.


With the massive success of MudRunner and excitement building for World War Z, the talented developers at Saber Interactive will embark once again with Focus on the production of two new titles with exceptional potential. One of these titles will be supported by one of the most important licenses in the Games Workshop universe.


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Hmmm, I wonder if they are just showing banners or if each banner corresponds to a new game


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Fairly certain they correspond to what each studio is working on.
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Yep, it's 3 games by 3 separate studios.

 

Former Dawn of War/Company of Heroes devs working on an AoS strategy game has piqued my interest.


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Age of Sigmar has me frothing, Would love and RTS with Sigmarines. I'll take anything Warhammer related though.


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Well, this looks awesome.

 

 

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I am all about the new WH40K art.  I don't care about the games though.


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...I joined Gasket after leaving Relic...

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Are they gonna try and make another esports game or did they learn their lesson?


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I wonder what the middle one will be like, its the most generic banner and it could be anything from generic Imperium to SoB. Streum On project seems very interesting, sounds almost like a Deus Ex/Thief but in 40k, Im down with that.
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I wonder if the middle one (protect. redeem. purge) is for arbities and is a shooter of some sort. That sounds interesting and fun!
 

1st one is likely for Rogue Trader, and the 3rd is obvs AoS. Neither really piques my interest, but we'll see when the 1st has more details released.


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Are they gonna try and make another esports game or did they learn their lesson?

There's only 2 of us who went through the THAT negative experience and weird internal/external pressures that led to those extreme circumstances are a lifetime removed here.

nevermind that, this is going to be it's own thing from the ground up.

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Our AD who made the art for that third banner also did this classic bit of 40k art some of you might remember.

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Is the first one Necromunda, like a bounty hunter game? The fact that it says descend and collect... Dude looks firmly imperial though, which might work for a mid/up-hive venator.


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There's only 2 of us who went through the THAT negative experience and weird internal/external pressures that led to those extreme circumstances are a lifetime removed here.

nevermind that, this is going to be it's own thing from the ground up.

 

 

While I appreciate you probably can't tell us anything about the game at this stage, can we assume from your comment that you're collectively able to make the game you want, rather than the game the money overlords want? :)


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While I appreciate you probably can't tell us anything about the game at this stage, can we assume from your comment that you're collectively able to make the game you want, rather than the game the money overlords want? :)

Well no one in my career has really said 'make dis game dis way.' most projects have different goals and pressures and it's up to you how to meet them. Sometimes it puts you in unfamiliar territory and you're forced to make decisions you wouldn't otherwise make to navigate it.

In this case, we pitched this to them and they liked it. I'm starting off in a place where I can effectively follow my own creative instincts to get to where we want to go.

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I wonder which one will be the battle royal. :teehee:
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Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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Oldnite


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I wonder which one will be the battle royal. teehee.gif

 

But that would kinda be PERFECT for the 40k setting, no?

 

Have it all be set in Dark Eldar Gladatorial arenas?



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I wonder which one will be the battle royal. teehee.gif


But that would kinda be PERFECT for the 40k setting, no?

Have it all be set in Dark Eldar Gladatorial arenas?
Didn't Roadhouse make something like this or tried to?

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They did. It went belly up during alpha/early access. It played really, really badly from what I remember.

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Like most battle royal games to be fair. The market is oversaturated so you have to convince with quality or don't even bother to try. ^^


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So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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Actually quite looking forward to the AOS one! Not too fussed about a Imperial Assassin type shooter game. Need to know more about the middle one.



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So do Focus have some sort of exclusivity from GW now or do they just happen to get the lion's share of IP licenses?


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So do Focus have some sort of exclusivity from GW now or do they just happen to get the lion's share of IP licenses?

GW has given the license out to SEGA, Fatshark, Slitherine, among many others. Only reason Focus Home seems to get more is because they have a fair amount of studios that they publish games for. 

Now, most of these studios are quite tiny and are really honestly indie, which results in a mediocre at best quality for most of the games, but Armada 2 and Vermintide stand out as good games amongst that group.

 

Here's a good current list of games. 

https://en.wikipedia...arhammer_40,000

 

The list also shows the difference between a true exclusivity agreement, and what they're doing now (dime a dozen dishing out of the license around like no one's business)


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